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# Drawing a single point in Matplotlib

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schedule Jul 1, 2022
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# Basic example

To draw a single point in Matplotlib, use the `plt.scatter(~)` function like so:

``` import matplotlib.pyplot as pltplt.plot([1,2,3], [1,2,3])plt.scatter([2], [3], color="red") # plotting single pointplt.show() ```

The output is as follows:

# Drawing dots on the foreground

By default, the points that you plot via `scatter(~)` appear in the background:

``` import matplotlib.pyplot as pltplt.plot([1,2,3], [1,2,3])plt.scatter([2], [2], color="red") # plotting single pointplt.show() ```

To make the points appear in the foreground, set a positive `zorder` value:

``` import matplotlib.pyplot as pltplt.plot([1,2,3], [1,2,3])plt.scatter([2], [2], color="red", zorder=5) # plotting single pointplt.show() ```
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